Participants may register for classes and programs online.
Thursdays, May 11-June 15 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $65
This class, open to beginning digital photography students ages 15 and up, covers camera operation, principles of image capture, composition, subject matter, areas of artistic expression, as well as the organization of images and applications such as email, print and storage. All types of digital cameras are welcome, including Smart Phones, electronic tablets, point-and-shoot cameras and iPods. Instructor Ron Baker is a professional photographer who provides images for businesses, families, weddings and events. Participants should register by May 4.
Wednesdays, May 17-June 14 | 4-5 p.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $40 for series or $10 drop-in
In this multi-age class, kids work together to enjoy yoga poses, games and songs. Classes are lighthearted and fun but also encourage students to nudge their comfort zone and develop self-confidence. Kids Yoga is designed to be a safe and supportive environment for all levels. Instructor Laura Burgin, who holds a master’s degree in education, found her love for working with school-age children when she was in college. She completed her yoga training in Nashville and also studied kids yoga at Asheville Yoga Center. Her goal is for yoga to be a safe space, a fun space, a laughter space and a loving space for children. Participants should register by May 17.
Thursdays, May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15 | 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.| Cane Creek Recreation Center | $30 for 6 weeks
Tuesdays, May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.| Cane Creek Recreation Center | $30 for 6 weeks
Looking for a way to reduce stress? Consider Tai Chi. This Chinese martial art has developed into a graceful form of exercise that not only reduces stress but helps with a variety of health conditions. Tai Chi, often described as “meditation in motion,” promotes serenity through gentle, flowing, low-impact movements. It puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels. Participants of all experience levels may sign up for one or both of these six-week sessions with instructor Nikki Desch, an award-winning martial artist with 35+ years of experience. Registration is required five business days prior to the program.
Mondays and Wednesdays with instructor | Fridays with video | 11 a.m. – noon | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $2 on Mondays and Wednesdays | Free on Fridays
This yoga class is designed for participants with chronic pain and the physically challenged, who spend the majority of the class seated. The “poses” are gentle, range-of-motion movements and stretching combined with breathing exercises and meditation led by instructor Shelia Barnes.
- NOTE: Chair Yoga will be using a video on Wednesday, May 24, Friday, May 26, Monday, May 29, and Wednesday, May 31. These classes will be free.
First and third Friday each month | 6:30-8 p.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $1
The Cookeville Traditional Dance class meets on the first and third Friday evening of each month. The class focuses on English Country and American Contra dancing, while adding in some traditional dances from other countries as well, such as Scotland. Neither experience nor a partner is required. Fun for the whole family. For more information, contact Mev McCurdy at email@example.com.
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Fridays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $3
Bend, an innovative fusion of ballet, gymnastics and yoga, allows participants to target specific muscles with precision for gaining flexibility while building strength and endurance. Bend offers multiple levels for a wide range of ages and body types. Benefits from stretching include pain relief, increased energy levels, better range of motion in the joints, greater blood circulation, relaxation and stress relief. Instructor Lynda Wallace, a certified holistic coach and personal trainer, has 20+ years of combined experience in dance, gymnastics, ballet and stretching exercise.
Walking to Wellness
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays | 10-11 a.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | Free
Participants are invited to Power Walk at the Cane Creek Recreation Center in a safe environment. They may also choose other forms of walking, such as a treadmill or walking outdoors. The center provides log-in sheets for keeping track of walking miles.
Daily | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $3
Take fitness classes for $3 per visit, with no membership fee or contract. Offerings include Zumba, Dance2Fit, yoga, cardio sculpt, strength training, step aerobics, cycling and much more. See our monthly schedule and class descriptions at Fitness Classes. Lunch Express classes start at 11 a.m. each week day and are divided into 30-minute sessions for $2 each or $3 for both sessions.
School of Dance
August through May | Cane Creek Recreation Center
The Leisure Services School of Dance offers Dance for Young Children (ages 3 through first grade) and technique classes for ages 7 through adult in the areas of classical ballet, modern dance, jazz and hip hop. Tuition is based on 33 instructional weeks, August through May. Learn more at School of Dance.